TEAM Rules

Official Rules & Exercise Descriptions for each Level


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HONORS Titles 1-3 (optional)

The optional Honors title series requires the skills of Levels 1, 2 and 3 to be completed in a novel location other than that used for Levels 1, 2 and 3. (Teams that have a Plus title for that level may reuse that location.) The Honors track also requires the team to reduce food/toy reinforcement. The only rewards allowed for Honors levels 1-3 are those that are specified within the individual exercises as reset rewards or distraction rewards.

Details for Levels 1, 2 and 3 are located on the individual level pages. 

Teams may complete each Honors level in conjunction with the original level or may choose to complete them after successfully finishing Levels 1-3, or Levels 1+-3+. Teams may opt to go directly to the Honors level instead of the Plus level if they choose. Once completed, the “TEAMh” title may be added after your dog’s name at the appropriate level. Completion of Levels 1h through 3h, or Levels 1+ through 3+, is necessary to continue on to TEAM Levels 4-6.

Location planning is important for the Honors/Plus levels, as the location may not have been used in any prior video submissions. We suggest thinking about space requirements and considering how planning may assist you. For example, TEAM3 — which can be completed in any familiar location, including previously used locations — likely needs a fair amount of space compared to Level 1 or 2. You may use a location for either TEAM1h or 2h and then use it for TEAM3 only IF you submit the 1h or 2h video prior to the TEAM3 video.


About Team

TEAM is a virtual titling program that focuses on excellent training progression. 

Each level adds complexity for the dog-handler team, presenting them with a wide range of interesting skills to master right from the start.

There’s no reason to hold back on distance work or jumping exercises while teaching your dog to heel!